OK so this is a picture of a light in a car park in Poole, Dorset.
That is all. Nothing fancy. No stunning scenery. Just a light in a car park.
But a striking image all the same – I hope you all agree?
Dead centre framing. Slight adjustment in Lightroom as I was not 100% centred. But pretty vertical without adjustment.
HDR merge. Yet again. Such a great feature in Lightroom. Giving me the depth in the clouds without it looking remotely artificial – just allowing me to record (nearly) everything that is there.
So after that it was moving a few sliders in Lightroom, making it sharper, more vibrant, more striking. Another quick edit just for fun.
So important. The composition, and the sky at the time I took the shot, draw you into the image, where the light is. I have just had the thought that I could have added a light to the end of the column – easier than compositing a day shot with a night shot. NOt that I know how to do that.
If you find your photography is a bit stale, try something different. A car park. An old building. Anything really that you wouldnt normally photograph. Pick something, give yourself plenty of time, go there and experiment.
That is what I did. Check out my website for lots more photo stuff at www.rickmcevoyphotography.co.uk